Adventures in Poetry debuted in 1968 as a radio program featuring poetry written by 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in the Long Beach Unified School District. The program has continued to this day with an episode produced by the Office of Multimedia Services each school year. For that episode, a cast of professional narrators team together in the OMS studio to be recorded as characters in the program...as well as read the student poetry featured in each show.
In the 1990’s, the program evolved from its radio KLON beginnings into a television program utilizing graphics and animation to help tell an exciting or humorous story featuring the wonderful poems of Long Beach's elementary school students.
The deadline for this year's program is February 10, 2017